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Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

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New research is revealing that one of the oldest human medicines is able to treat the growing modern disease of Alzheimer's disease.

Herbal Medicine Treats Children with Learning and Behavioral Problems

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German researchers have determined that a formula of three herbs successfully treats children with learning difficulties, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression and attention deficit issues.

Herbal Medicine Speeds up Healing After Heart Attack

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A heart attack can be devastating, but the healing process is often slow, requiring the cardiac tissues to undergo repair. New research finds herbal medicine can speed up this healing process.

Herbal Medicine Alters Genes, Cell Mitosis and Epigenome

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Genetics researchers have determined that over a third of herbal medicines used in Traditional Chinese Medicine alter our genes or alter enzymes that alter our genetic material.

Ancient Chinese Herbal Extract Halts MRSA Growth

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As MRSA infections are spreading among hospitals and other communal locations and conventional medicine's antibiotic repertoire is fading, an ancient Chinese herb proves to halt MRSA growth.

The Ultimate Herbal Traveling Companion: Tulsi

Do you enjoy the anticipation of travel, and yet seek ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that inevitably accompanies the journey? Are you...

The Ultimate Herbal Traveling Companion: Tulsi

Do you enjoy the anticipation of travel, and yet seek ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that inevitably accompanies the journey? Are you...

The Ultimate Herbal Traveling Companion: Tulsi

Do you enjoy the anticipation of travel, and yet seek ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that inevitably accompanies the journey? Are you...

Chinese Herbs Tainted with Pesticides and Heavy Metals — What to Do

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Recent studies confirm that herbs grown in China may contain pesticide residues and heavy metals. So should we abandon this great source of traditional healing? Here are the solutions.

Kava’s Anti-anxiety and Other Medicinal Uses Validated — Liver Risk Diminished

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Kava kava has all but been dismissed as a serious herbal medication due to a few overblown and misunderstood reports of liver toxicity. Its time to take a serious look at this valuable herbal medicine.

Are Detox Diets and Cleanses Dangerous?

Advocates of detox diets, cleanses and flushes swear they purge the body of toxins. But do they actually work?

January 7, 2013  |  

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After a month-long national eating binge in December, Americans wake up on January 1 hoping to wipe the slate clean and start fresh in the new year.  How do we undo the damage we did to our bodies with all of the eggnog and Christmas cookies? Many hit the gym. Others decide it’s time to detox.

Detox diets, sometimes known as cleanses or flushes, are often advocated as ways to purge the body of toxins. Some even claim to help you expel gallstones. But do these extreme diet regimes actually work? Or are they, in fact, ineffective and even dangerous?

Cleanses and flushes tend to take two main forms. The first, known as the Master Cleanse or the lemonade diet, instructs people to fast for 10 days while consuming only a special lemonade made with lemon juice, water, maple syrup, and cayenne. Additionally, one must take laxatives before bed and then drink salt water in the morning to induce a bowel movement.

The second, often called a liver flush or a liver and gallbladder flush, originates from the work of Randolph Stone. Stone was a natural medicine doctor who developed what he called Polarity Therapy in the 1940s. There are many variations of Stone’s liver flush around today, but most involve the same main components.

Some versions begin with a fast during which one consumes only apples and apple juice. Some also include instructions to drink water mixed with Epsom salts (a laxative). But all of the variations include two main components: drinking a mixture of lemon juice, garlic juice and olive oil followed an herbal tea. The herbal tea usually consists of flax seeds, fenugreek and fennel seeds, but may also include other ingredients like burdock root and peppermint. Last, some versions of the flush say to eat a special diet for the rest of the day. This procedure may be repeated for a period of days, and some versions instruct one to do the flush at regular intervals throughout the year.

What does one achieve with such a strange regimen of foods? Let’s just say you’ll spend some quality time with your toilet if you give this flush a try. Most of the core ingredients in the flush are laxatives or diuretics. Some Web sites claim you will actually excrete up to 2,000 gallstones with this flush.

As it turns out, you won’t excrete gallstones at all, although the flush will cause you to excrete what looks like little green “stones.” So what are they? “Saponified olive oil,” answers clinical herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt. Remember, you just drank a large amount of olive oil and lemon juice, and it has to come out the other end. The olive oil actually turns into soap inside your body. The soap absorbs bile, turning it green – although it’s been shown that when someone drinks red dye along with the liver flush mixture, the stones will be red on the inside.

When asked about the effects of Master Cleanse and liver flushes, experts like De la Forêt, herbalist Sean Donahue and registered dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn are surprisingly consistent with one another – and frustratingly vague.

Donahue, who teaches at the School of Western Herbal Medicine at Pacific Rim College, feels that the impacts of these regimes “vary a lot according to the person's general health,” adding that, “often people who are looking to these solutions are people who are already depleted. Really pushing the body hard to do things that are physically stressful for it under those conditions at the very least kind of saps your vital reserves and at the worst can really stress your vital organs."

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Botanicals Show Promise for Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment

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Multiple clinical studies have found that several traditional herbs and botanicals reduce pain and sickle cell crises for patients with sickle cell anemia.

Yarrow Calms, Fights Malaria, Hepatitis and Kidney Conditions

Yarrow Calms, Fights Malaria, Hepatitis and Kidney Conditions

New research is finding that the humble yarrow plant – considered a roadside weed in many areas – has the ability to calm nerves, reduce liver and kidney infections, and provide potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Flu Happens: Here’s What You Can Do About it Naturally

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Does Steam Speed Up Healing the Common Cold?

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Most of us assume a steam or humidifier will speed up healing of the common cold. But is it true? Or is this just a myth?

Chinese Herbs Treat Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is growing around the world due to increased toxins, and there is no current pharmaceutical treatment. Herbs provide one of the few choices - and clinical research is proving it.

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Can Kidney Disease Be Reversed?

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Pondering Poison Ivy Remedies and Itch Relief

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10 Medicinal Weeds That May Grow In Your Backyard

Some of the most common weeds in our backyard yield amazing healing abilities.weeds, herbs, medicinal plants

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Do You Believe in “Medical Conspiracy Theories”?

Do you believe in “medical conspiracy theories”? If so you are in good company. According to a survey undertaken by professors at the University of Chicago, more than half of all Americans believe in one or more so-called “medical conspiracy theories”. Of course, most of us know that the derogatory termRead the Rest...

Research Confirms Herb Extract Treats Alzheimer’s Disease

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Multiple studies now confirm that an herbal extract called Huperzine provides a significant treatment strategy for Alzheimer's disease.

Coriander Oil Treats Vigorous Athlete’s Feet Between the Toes

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New research proves that nature provides a potent antifungal treatment for athlete's feet in the form of coriander oil, in addition to other natural antifungal strategies.

America’s Medical Regulation of Drugs Has Racist Roots

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Forget the Flu Shot: Hand-washing and Elderberry Extract Are the Best Defenses Against the...

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New Research Confirms Ayurvedic Herb for Prostate

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New clinical research confirms that an Ayurvedic herb can successfully treat benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH.

Mulberry Leaf Reduces Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Inflammation

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Clinical research has confirmed that the ancient herbal remedy Mulberry leaf significantly lowers triglycerides, reduces low-density lipoprotein levels and lowers artery inflammation.

The Blob Hits China

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Avocados Found to Contain Antioxidant, Anticancer Fats

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New research finds that some of the fats in avocado are antioxidant and block cancer growth. This in addition to the incredible array of health properties of the humble avocado.

A Mind-blowing Journey Into the Jungle for the Sacred, Life-Altering Ayahuasca Psychedelic

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Drinking Coffee and Tea Slashes Nasal MRSA Infection Risk in Half

With the CDC's recent warning that deadly, antibiotic resistant 'nightmare bacteria' are taking the lives of at least 23,000 U.S. patients a year, the...

Drinking Coffee and Tea Slashes Nasal MRSA Infection Risk in Half

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Are Seniors the Vanguard of American Yoga?

It's one of the paradoxes of today's youth- and beauty-obsessed yoga culture that one of the oldest and most established yoga styles has become...

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Cinnamon Reduces Blood Pressure while Balancing Blood Glucose

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Turmeric Superior to Chemical Mouthwash In Improving Oral Health

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Chamomile Proven to Fight Anxiety and Clinical Depression

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